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BioMath: Carbon Dating
Mathematician Bobby Seagull has tried to use numbers to solve his romantic difficulties. Is he on to something? They say love is a numbers game. Bobby Seagull — the mathematician who rose to fame as a finalist on University Challenge in — took them literally. A few years ago, he sat down to try to work out why he had been so unlucky in life. From the total female populations of London and Cambridge — the cities between which he split his time — Seagull selected those roughly his age and up to 10 years younger. Then he reduced that group to the proportion that were likely to be university educated, to reflect the reality of his networks, as a school maths teacher and doctorate student.
The Dating Equation: ½(your age) + 7
The equation claims to predict the best age to get engaged with the promise of a long and happy marriage. Boffins in Australia have come up with a quirky equation they say will predict the best age to get engaged with the promise of a long and happy marriage. The formula is based on a similar equation used in the finance and medical sectors to pinpoint when to take action to maximise rewards and minimise costs.
In this section we will explore the use of carbon dating to determine the age of fossil remains. Carbon is a key element in biologically important molecules. During the lifetime of an organism, carbon is brought into the cell from the environment in the form of either carbon dioxide or carbon-based food molecules such as glucose; then used to build biologically important molecules such as sugars, proteins, fats, and nucleic acids. These molecules are subsequently incorporated into the cells and tissues that make up living things. Therefore, organisms from a single-celled bacteria to the largest of the dinosaurs leave behind carbon-based remains.